Magic and Imaginary Solutions

Peter Clarke
3 min readFeb 14, 2023

This essay is part of my series on pataphysics, the literary trope invented by French absurdist Alfred Jarry. Past essays in the series include: Pataphysics: A Secret Weapon for Creativity and What Happened to Patapsychology?

Among the many definitions of pataphysics, one in particular stands out. It slips and bounces off the tongue. It’s damn lovely, the closest thing to a fully-formed poem a dictionary…

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Peter Clarke

Author of “The Singularity Survival Guide” and Editor at JokesLiteraryReview.com. Read more at petermclarke.com. Follow me on Twitter @HeyPeterClarke